I’m back at the trailhead now, in my rental car with the AC blasting chanting “There’s no place like Camry, There’s no place like Camry, There’s no place like Camry.
I must have found my inner pathfinder because I never lost the trail coming down. But I lost it 4 times on the way up.
I got lucky with the storm and stayed out of its reach as I quickly moved down the mountain.
This climb only took me 7.5 hours, but with the rough boot shredding terrain, wrong turns and heat, it felt like a much longer climb.
I’ll write a full trip report later.